China consumed 531.0 TWh of electricity in October, increasing 5.0% from the previous year but sliding 0.13% from September, showed data from the National Energy Administration (NEA) on November 14.
The residential segment consumed 68.8 TWh of electricity in October, up 8.7% from the year-ago level but falling 27.81% from September.
For the non-residential segment, the primary industries – mainly the agricultural sector – consumed 8.4 TWh in the month, up 3.6% from the previous year.
The secondary industries – mainly the industrial sector – consumed 365.0 TWh, increasing 3.0% year on year.
Power consumption by tertiary industries – mainly the service sector – rose 12.4% on the year to 70.8 TWh.
China's total power consumption reached 5,201.8 TWh in the first ten months this year, gaining 6.7% from a year earlier, data showed.
The residential segment used 737.6 TWh of electricity during the period, rising 7.6% from the year-ago level.
For the non-residential segment, the primary industries consumed 99.5 TWh over January-October, up 7.4% from the previous year.
The secondary industries consumed 3,628 TWh, increasing 5.7% year on year.
Power consumption by tertiary industries climbed 10.7% on the year to 736.7 TWh.
(Writing by Alex Guo Editing by Harry Huo)
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